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June: The Month of Buzzing

by Dennis M. Myers, 06/7/2021

May and I attended AtomaCon in Charleston, South Carolina this year. I learned a bit more about the process my novels are in.

The manuscript I submitted to Baen in 2019 (Final Assembly) is still under consideration, and at this point I know that multiple people have read the book, and not said no, because as soon as a "no" is generated, the rejection follows shortly. So, while it's a lesson in patience, it's still not bad news. Red Ice: Murder on a Monochrome World is still very early in the process at Falstaff. I expect either a rejection, or a request for the re... [More]

Automated Pride

by Dennis M. Myers, 06/2/2021

In the future I depict, what gender you are attracted to only matters when considering someone to date. In every other way, it is a non-issue. Being non-binary, same thing. I did have a bit of a problem depicting transgender characters, simply because corrective surgery can be performed as soon as the condition is detected. The result is that a trans man is just a man in absolutely every respect. So how do I casually mention it in conversation when bullets are flying and people are arguing with each other? I don't know, but I promise you, someday I'll figure it out. Ju... [More]